Through three Major League games Smolinski is now 5 for 10 for a .500 batting average with one double and one RBI.
Tuesday night he played left field and batted eighth in the lineup. Wednesday night he was moved to right field, and he was moved up to fifth in the order. Rangers manager Ron Washington was showing more confidence in the 25 year old rookie from Rockford who graduated from Boylan High School.
Smolinski's parents Mary and Mike were in attendance in Arlington Wednesday night.
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